Description

This is the render slave "Megatron" to my main workstation "Optimus". Currently working on building "Bumblebee" to join the battle :-)

Optimus: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/ptYrxr

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  • 55 months ago
  • 29 points

Everyone is like "Oh my gosh awesome computer" , but we are forgetting the REAL MVP here, the shelf that is holding that beast of a PC. I applaud your hard work Shelf. Hang in there buddy.

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha thanks man. The whole thing made me nervous but it seems to be holding up pretty well.

  • 55 months ago
  • 14 points

even steve jobs approves of these windows beasts

  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Somebody needs to wipe the drool off Steve Jobs chin...

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  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

"This is the render slave"

If this is a slave, then what is the master ._.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

tpb1908 hit the nail on the head. Other than rendering 4-5 times faster, the slave is also meant to relieve my main comp so I can still work. It's pretty agonizing not being able to use the comp for hours at a time haha.

My main rig is a 3930k, rampage iv extreme, 2 x gtx 980 SLI, 32gb ram, 2 x 256 ssd, 2 tb WD data CM v8 cooler, and CM 1000w silent pro gold. Storm Stryker case

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

CM cases rock, use many of them in my Workstation builds.

I always wanted to buy transparent side window for that case. But in the last minute I didn't go for it. How much did it cost you?

Greatly done, keep it up. Steve's picture is priceless.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently work and live and Brazil, so the cost is twice as much of what you'd pay there. But it was around 200 bucks for this window. A bit expensive but no regrets at all.

I got lucky and found a guy out here that makes these windows. I browsed around the internet and just realized how uncommon it is haha

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

screw them, build a cluster.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 Sick

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

:-)

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome, bet this thing does work

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea man, it renders about 4-5 times faster than my previous setup!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Now you just need to cool both Xeons with Liquid Nitrogen and then lets see that puppy preform. "sinister laughing while plotting something insane, like OC at -125 degrees C".

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy helll man, your definitely getting done what you need to in a zip.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

It increased my render times in Vray by about 4-5 times. Really happy about that :-)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work.

If it's a slave to your main workstation, then why a expensive GPU?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Good point, but I had it in my main workstation, and ended up switching it out for 2 x gtx 980s to get better CUDA core performance. If I didn't have it left over, I definitely would have gotten something less.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly for PhysX or the cuda cores. Idk tho haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

speechless 0_0

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

:-)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to ask because no one else has yet...what's with Jobs up there?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I admire his work ethic and philosophy. Kind of nice to have it up there to remind me of the "big picture" once in a while

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Steve Jobs secretly a Windows Spy?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm loving the transformer theme! It's a very noticeable transition from the single monitor you had before. I'm in love with the entire rig..... +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yea it's crazy looking back at those pictures of my first rig haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you do the transformers emblems? - i'm a big fan and they look awesome! props

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I got it on amazon. 10 bucks each! I spliced it into a molex splitter

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086YM1L8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I was GOING to say, how this is probably modeled off of Barnacules Nerdgasm's "William" machine, except his has dual 6 core processors..not dual 12 cores..holy..

Very nice build, and setup.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! Watched that video before I built this one. Definitely helped guide me

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get a hernia lifting that monster up onto that shelf?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a terrifying experience haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You ever scared that these things will turn into big ole robots out of no where ??? Cause i am.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually more scared of the shelf collapsing haha. Putting another support in tomorrow

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Jeez, what do you do for a living?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm a 3d artist

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So I took a look at Marksman's first build and it is a $2,400 X79 build but he stole the GTX 780 reference card from it for this slave build. So my question to Marksman is what GPU do you now have in your main machine?

Do you publish any of your work?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha nice catch man. I put 2 x gtx 980s in my main rig for the CUDA cores.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You are killing me !!

Can I come over ??

Wow !!! +1,00,000

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I've yet to see an acrylic Cosmos 2 door mod with the exact oem honeycomb detail like yours has. Could you kindly share any info on how I could obtain such a fine piece of acrylic goodness for my Cosmos 2 build??

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I lucked out and found a guy making them on the internet haha. I'm in Brazil though

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. Guess I will ask around on some forums then. Thanks...

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Your GTX 780 - was that the $1099.99 on Amazon?

How does one get USB 3.1 - for the external storage etc? (I like at least 10 USB ports <grin>

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It was actually around 750 when I got it 2 years ago. I put 2 x 980s in my main rig and used the left of 780 for the node.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

OK sounds great. I'm looking at this - as my primary rig and the 2x980 <excellent ratings on Amazon> same as you use.

Question - the MOBO has no USB 3.1 listed in the specs - any suggestion for USB card(s) that may fit?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so ******* satisfying

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

:-)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the mobo? I'm thinking of using the D16 version in my next build. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/angerthosenear/saved/pj4hP6

Still a work in progress (few things are just placeholders for now).

Very nice build. Is there anything you would think of changing now that you've build it?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

It's great man. Everything installed and worked much easier than I had expected. I'm not familiar with the d16 so I can't give my opinion on it. All I know is that this build works, really well.

BTW, your ram and case are not compatible with the mobo. You need Registered ECC memory, like the one I have in my build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure you must have Registered ECC? I know sometimes you can use non-ECC memory on some server motherboards. I know they say it needs Registered ECC, but kinda hoping it's not a requirement.

If it absolutely cannot work with non-ECC, I guess I'll swap to ECC.

Do you so happen to have some non-ECC sticks you could test it with? I'd greatly appreciate it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm almost positive you need Registered ECC. I'd love to help you out man, but everything is working well and stable and I don't want to tamper with it haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty then, I'll swap my memory over to that then. Yeah, no reason to tear your build apart again. Thanks for the help!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck man!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to ask the same question-- I'm thinking of building this mobo with 2x E5-2640v2's (can't afford the big boy CPUs like y'all have haha). "Megatron" is basically my next build on mad steroids-- wish I could go as big as you did! Great work.

Angerthosenear - I was also hoping to get the NZXT H630 (but in black) but it is listed as incompatible. Do you know if the stock H630 can accommodate this mobo?

Edit BTW, according to Newegg this mobo supports both ECC and non-ECC unbuffered RAM. Can't say I know for a fact it's correct, just letting ya know what Newegg says. Thanks.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the slow reply.

Technically the H630 would NOT fit the mobo - but only due to one thing. Standoff positions. It's the same size as an E-ATX motherboard. Just need to drill/tap some holes and you are good to go.

I'm now eyeing that new In-Win 909 case.... so pretty.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 For totally not creating an overkill build worth more than $7500.....

Nah, but seriously...holy crap! Great build man!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks man!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

TH IS YHJERYP[]

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Marksman, " I put 2 x 980s in my main rig" very nice. They look far more reliable that Titan-X IMHO.

What MOBO do you have in your main rig - the same or X99?

Joe77

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I have an Asus Rampage iv Extreme.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info Marksman. Asus Rampage iv Extreme - Another great choice. It has decent Amazon ratings of 40/5 (40-five star to five-1star. If more than 10% one stars - then it is a problem to me).

Why the dual CPU route this time - only two ratings this far? The leading edge can become the BLeeding edge. If you could redo everything - would you go the Rampage route MOBO?

I'm attempting to once again to assemble another dream machine for Win 10 this time (no budget limit except to stay in touch with sanity of some kind). The primary goal is reliability and high speed along with 4K monitors - to be used mainly for video and photo editing. Gaming a distant 3rd. This is one reason that I like this build - no liquid cooling. New faster CPU's are to be released by Intel in June - using far less power and who knows what else. It is great that Intel CPU's have a very low failure rate. The Titan-X and Z GPU's besides speed have relatively few ratings bordering uncomfortable. Again I like your GTX 980 as a far more proven product. Thanks for posting. joe77

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on making it onto the top ten most expensive builds on this site.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry I just gotta ask... how did you get the emblem? Like the Decepticon.... I wanna know!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon! They were like 10 bucks each haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You paid $790 for a GTX 780!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it when it first came out like a year and a half ago haha. Was originally in my other build, and was replaced by 2 x 980s

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, someone finally made a build with that motherboard and posted it here. Looks great.

So, got to ask as it's been bugging me: How's the clearance between the CPU heatsinks and those (MOFSET?) golden heatsinks? Any chance you have a picture of it and maybe a measurement of the clearance? Even just a "there was some good clearance when I assembled it"... Been looking for that info but ASUS doesn't mention it anywhere...

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the late reply. Everything went together without any hassle whatsoever. Not even a bit of worry about clearance for me while building.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Just what I wanted to hear.

Thanks for the info!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Who did the window because this case deserves a window in general

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really Sick man lovin it! Also quick question I saw those decepticon and autobot plates on the front of your monsters do you know where I could find those or were they custom made. Currently in the process of building a PC concept car look and design to my next build and I thought that would be a nice touch to drive it home.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man! Thanks a lot. They were like 10 bucks each on amazon haha. here you go! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086YM1L8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

let me know if you need any advice. Peace!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of rendering do you do? As in commercial, personal, etc?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I have no time for personal stuff haha. I do mostly commercial stuff, but usually smaller images like 4-5k at 300 dpi.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. With beefy computers like these, I love to see their full potential being used.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn **** Holy **** that's like everyone's dream

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to ask about the transparent side panel. stuff it in a mod or buy? if you buy where to buy it? if the mod if I can buy the item?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it from a local guy out here in Brazil.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Man... if only you'd waited for the 980 TI to come out. Dual up 2 of those bad boys and you're set for the next 10 years.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I only use this machine as a render slave, which only uses the CPU. My main rig has 2 x 980s. 980tis would be nice though.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

True. That would be awesome.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It deserves many more hundred votes. Sometimes I wonder what members think before they vote? Jealous?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

haha :-) Thanks man

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

u should had the two cpus wced u'r putting 240 watt of heat on the 2 cpu

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctuas keep them pretty cool. Haven't had any problems with overheating, and I push them VERY HARD.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not use GPU rendering instead? More effecient and much much faster.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For realtime rendering perhaps, but for final production rendering CPU is the way to go.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? better quality? I have no expertise in this field.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd really like to know what kind of workload this machine is needed for...

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a 3d render slave

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask which kind of work are you rendering? Is it on 24/7? I'm just not familiar with these things and I'd like to understand that kind of workload more, thanks!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

3D renderings. It's on maybe 6-7 hours at a time, but it can handle way more :-)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

can it play minesweeper @ 144p?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

May I know wut u use to hold those 27 inch monitors?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

why do you have a picture of Jobs above your windows PC

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Because Steve Jobs' work ethic inspires me.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Has a picture of Steve jobs

Builds a PC.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That's it. Henceforth, I'm naming my builds after Transformers

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I am building a similar build but blue themed same CPU or should I say CPUs same ram motherboard how is rendering with those xeons ? Great build!!! Poor shelf tho :( anyways great build +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The rendering is amazing... I have a 3930k on my main workstation. Literally... what took 5 hours to render now takes 1.

Thanks man!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's pretty damn fast I am upgrading from my LG's 771 zeon build!!! 4 core so this should be good!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad someone has money

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Steve Jobs pic in the corner.... watching you.

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

I just started puking rainbows. Last time this happened it took an hours to stop. I guess your build is too boss for me.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha :-)

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

w00t dual exeon finally someone made a dual cpu computer!!!!!!!!! amazing justs absoulutly amazing best ive seen so far!!!!!!!!!!

  • 55 months ago
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Thanks man!

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  • 55 months ago
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Haha no problem man. It's very sturdy. I bought the brackets, wood, and drilled 12 x 10mm anchors into cement blocks.

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  • 55 months ago
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Thanks man!

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally I wouldn't say anything about this, but just make sure you aren't insulting anyone when you comment.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the staff deleted your offensive comment about the Muslim God.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

And I quote: "[comment deleted by staff]". How about you go in the corner and think about what you did wrong.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm outraged that this comment hasn't been deleted yet by the pc part picker staff.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL HAHAHA, That link made my day !!!!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I actually watched the whole thing through even though I've seen it a billion times

  • 55 months ago
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same

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  • 55 months ago
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You may get more thumbs up than the build.......... Well, maybe not. But appreciated.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

W.hat T.he F.uck is this build !!? he should get (2x) 1070's for 824$ instead of a s.hitty 780ti for 790$

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you understand when he build this pc? It was in 2015. Bruh no 1070s existed looool

  • 36 months ago
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oh oh ! ok i forgot lol

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